An evening with Linkin Park
“Some music never leaves you.”
Most people can count their favorite evergreen music on their fingers. These are not just your usual favorites. These are those bands you have heard for almost a decade and still sound just as amazing as they did the first time.
Just like any other music fanatic, my bands are those I can count too. Opeth, Dreamtheater, Guns N Roses, Maiden and Linkin Park basically make the top of the list. If you are surprised with Linkin Park amongst those bands there, you’re not the only one.
Back in the India of the 90’s and early 2000’s, Linkin Park was the gateway drug for metal. The gateway drug parallel came when I heard an old college friend of mine initiating a fellow mate into metal by getting him to listen to Linkin Park and then “upgrading” him to Metallica. However, in spite of having heard and covered them all these years, I never had a chance to see Linkin Park live.
It feels like SummerFest organizers have my list of “bands to see”. They brought Iron Maiden (2012), Eagles(2013) and now Linkin Park. Needless to say, I paid the fortune to get a great seat.
The show was just incredible - a great mix of old hits, new material and even some material from Fort Minor. It was good to see a “live” gig with no lip syncing. It was legit Linkin Park. Here is a video from the concert.
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